Every now and then, your brows need maintenance to accentuate your facial features. Brow shaping is tricky, and one wrong move can make your face look off. If you want to do this at home, you will probably watch thousands of YouTube tutorials before you are confident enough to try it. Here is a guide that can guide you when you decide to shape your brows at home.
Gather The Right Tools
The first step in shaping your eyebrows is ensuring you have the right equipment for the job. Get a brow pencil, slanted tweezers, a pair of brow scissors, and a spoolie brush. Also, ensure you have enough lighting before you start the job. Natural light is always the best for good results. If you do not have brow scissors, do not be tempted to use craft or kitchen scissors. They are likely to trim your eyebrows unevenly, leading to botchy brows. You may also want to have some cold compresses nearby. Ensure you have a big mirror that allows you to see both brows. Eyebrows bring balance to your eyes and face, and so you want to ensure you shape them the same way.
Identify The Suitable Eyebrow Shape For You
It is important to map your brows in a way that flatters the shape of your face. One of the common mistakes people do is not knowing where their brows need to start, arch and end. However, mapping allows you to see where excess hair needs to be removed and where growth is required. Look for online beauty articles highlighting the right eyebrow shape for different face shapes. When you find what is right for you, you can shape your brows like that. Another tip to help you with the shaping is to look at what you already have and go for a shape close to that but a clean and neat version of it.
Be Gentle With The Tweezers
Most beauticians recommend you trim your brows after two weeks. Also, set the timer for only fifteen minutes. Most people start tweezing and are unable to stop. It is like a compulsion. Also, filling in your brows before you start tweezing ensures you do not overpluck. Use brow makeup to draw your preferred shape as it will guide you on which hair to pluck and which to avoid. Trace both the bottom of your brows, and whatever falls outside the margin can be tweezed.
You should also be careful with the direction you are tweezing. Most people are unaware that each hair brows is linked to a small blood vessel, nourishing it and promoting growth. When you tweeze in the direction the hair has been growing, you can rapture a vessel. This leads to inflammation and scarring. Brush your hair in the same direction it grows, then you can start tweezing. This way, you will avoid any injuries. Also, you can use cool cotton balls to relieve any pain you feel after tweezing.
Using a Scissor to Trim Strays
Be careful with how you trim your brows. It may look easy, but a wrong move will cost you. It is the same way you assume trimming bangs is easy, but you find you have cut a lot of hair. Use the spoolie to comb your brows upwards, then look for those stray hairs that are out of place. Also, you may want to snip one hair at a time and ensure the way you have held the scissors does not obstruct your view of your brows. After that, you are good to go.
Most people love DIY projects, which explains why you would want to do this at home. But even as you learn, try and cut as little as possible as your skill grows. This ensures you do not go overboard.